Local Beauty Queen a National Finalist

Performing the best of Maine's competitors in the USA National Miss competition in Florida was Brylea Newman of Alexander. Brylea, who was invited back for next year's event, placed in the top five in two categories. She was named 1st runner up in Talent and 2nd runner up in Role Model. She also received the Dedicated to Service Award and the Presidential Service Volunteer Award. (Photo by Lura Jackson)